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Welcome to MyHC, the Howard College student portal.  Please login above with your network userid and password to access your information.  If you have any questions or problems with your login, please contact: 
  • (432) 264-5055 (Big Spring)
  • (325) 481-8300 ext 4357 (San Angelo) 
  • IT Department Hours:  Mon-Thur 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
HC Alert
Howard College provides an emergency alert system capable of delivering messages via HC Alert for faculty, staff, and students. It will send the message to your Howard College email address, as well as your cell phone and other email address that you may provide.   We have pre-enrolled you in the program (at no expense to you) using your Howard College email and cell phone number if it was on file.  We encourage you to login to the HC Alert site to confirm your contact information and choose your notification preferences.  (Note that your cellular phone provider may charge a per-text message fee for the delivery of emergency notifications to your phone).
To manage your account, please visit HC Alert.   These instructions will help you complete the verification process.  If you have any concerns regarding the legitimacy of this email or have questions regarding sign in or out, please contact Howard College IT department at

How to log into myHC?

  • The login for myHC is your Howard College network login.  This is the username and password that is used to log into a computer when you are on one of the HC campuses.   First letter of your first name, plus your full last name, plus the first four digits of your HC student ID.  For example, Howard Hawk's student ID is 1112-22333 so his username would be hhawk1112.
  • Students Initial Password:  Initial password will be capital H, plus small case c, plus your nine-digit HC student ID.  For example, Howard Hawk's initial password would be Hc111222333.  
  • Network password/access Help: 432 264-5055 (Big Spring) / 325 481-8300 ext 4357 (San Angelo) or email at

How to get to Campus Connect?

  • First Login using your HC Username and Password
  • Once you have logged in Campus Connect is now a tab at the top.  Click on the tab and accept the agreement to view your new dashboard.

How to Accept/Decline Financial Aid Awards?

  • Once you have clicked on Campus Connect, to accept or decline Financial Aid awards click on Aid Online in the side bar.  All other options are in the dashboard or in the drop down menus under the Campus Connect tab.

What is HC Password Reset?

  • HC Password Reset is a tool that Howard College is providing to students, faculty and staff that provides the capability to set up security questions and answers to provide all the capability to reset your Howard College password for MYHC, HC Alert System, Blackboard, Computer/Network Login, and most other logins.  The only exception is student email currently, we are working to include student email and will keep you posted when this changes.  
  • HC Password Reset can also be utilized to unlock your account if you have failed to many times when trying to login and the system locks your account.

How to set up HC Password Reset?

What is HC Alert System?

  • HC Alert System is an emergency alert system that will be utilized to send out alerts regarding to emergencies on or around campus as well as weather delays or closures.
  • Students, faculty, and staff are all loaded into the HC Alert System.
  • You can login to the HC Alert System with the same login credentials as described above for MYHC
  • Once logged in you can delete any email or text communications you do not want to received or add other email or mobile number to received the alerts

How to set up HC Alert System?